It was announced today that the Irwindale Senior Center would be extending it’s cooling center hours, due to an excessive heat warning issued for the city of Irwindale as well as all other surrounding areas within the Los Angeles county area. In a statement released by the Irwindale Chief of Police, Ty Henshaw, the Irwindale Senior Center will now be accessible to the general public as a cooling center, “in response to this warning and the increased danger to our residents and at-risk community due to this heat emergency, the center is open to the general public today from today until four pm.” Furthermore, the Irwindale Senior Center has extended their hours of operation throughout this weekend, they will be open to the public this Saturday through next Monday, 11 AM to 9 PM each day.
For information and questions regarding extended cooling center hours, contact the Irwindale Senior Center at 626-430-2283.
For information on additional cooling center locations, please refer to this link below:
Check on elderly neighbors and family and friends who do not have air conditioning. Drink plenty of fluids even if you are not thirsty. Avoid alcohol. Never, ever, leave people or pets in enclosed vehicles, even for a short period of time. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. To reduce risk during outdoor work the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency – call 911.